November 10, 2008 7:19 PM

A sad little middle-eastern sounding song with lots of voices. Friends say it could be a theme for a James Bond-esque movie set in the middle east.

I wrote this song during the weekend while I was at home. Basically, anytime I wasn't playing Fallout 3, I spent on this. All the vocal-ey sounding stuff is just a short sample of me singing a note being transposed all over the place. A large majority of the song is random. And if you were wondering, the title is named after that foreign Home Movies character.

posted by azarbayejani (7 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I like the vibe you build with this. At first I thought, "middle-eastern?" but you hear those scales and it comes together. I find middle-eastern modes so inspiring.
posted by ageispolis at 9:14 PM on November 10, 2008

I was listening to this while looking at this post. I'm not trying to start any Wizard of Oz / Dark Side of the Moon stuff here, but if you watch the first 1:00 or so of this video while listening to "Junior", it syncs up in a pretty interesting way.
posted by arcanecrowbar at 10:16 PM on November 10, 2008

Good find, arcanecrowbar. That did work out pretty swell.

I would describe this as more haunting, than Bond-esque. I like the noise that comes in at about 1:53. And then 2:08. What is that? How did you do that?
posted by Corduroy at 10:35 PM on November 10, 2008

azarbayejani, I fooled around over your galvanizing track with my Lowrey.
posted by ageispolis at 10:49 PM on November 10, 2008

That is a sweet find, arcanecrowbar. I might have to make an alternate version of the track that incorporates that as a sample.

I really like the lowrey over the track, too, ageispolis, that's really really awesome.

Corduroy, the thing at both of those times is the same sample of my voice just with different effects. At 1:53 it's just my voice transposed with chorus added, and at 2:08, it's my voice with chorus and overdrive (and just me noodling around with the sample on 6 different notes).
posted by azarbayejani at 7:27 AM on November 12, 2008

Just out of curiousity I followed arcanecrowbar's lead. Wow.

I did a quick and dirty capture of the dark side of the junior tempest for the peeps to check out here. Indeed it does break down when he gets into New York New York, but I never expected the onion skin of the universe to ever line up with a dot to dot, so the serendipity of the first minute is pure bliss to me.

I think the combo of these two pieces is pretty interesting. There is lots of room to loop and combine and build it up. And I think the film sample has alot of texture and the timing is already there. Now I'm curious - how many other things can be layered in?

Nice. This made my night.
posted by isopraxis at 9:44 PM on November 14, 2008

I'm through a measure of grappa after reading Farewell to Arms for the umpteenth time, and I keep listening to this over and over again, thinking what a kick-ass hardcore rotterdam gabber slab it could be.

Must I ask permission, or forgiveness?
Who do you love, more than any other goat, eh?
posted by isopraxis at 10:05 PM on November 14, 2008

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